SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that in February-March 2021 the Starlink satellite network will be launched in a test version in Europe. He also revealed that several thousand invitations to the Starlink beta in the US and Canada will be sent this week.
A test version of a satellite network providing broadband Internet access was launched in the northern states of the United States and southern Canada on October 26, 2020 at a price of $ 99 per month, plus you must pay $ 499 once to get the equipment necessary for installation.
Elon Musk said that European countries will have access to the service as soon as the approval of European regulators is received – he is waiting for a decision in February or March 2021.
Users of the beta version, which has already launched and is working in the US, reported a data transfer rate of 160 Mbps, although the developers initially urged to expect speeds of 50 to 150 Mbps.
It is currently unknown how many people are participating in the Starlink beta. Earlier, Elon Musk said that more than 700,000 Americans showed interest in the project.